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Warner Bros. Reportedly Considering Replacing Ezra Miller As The Flash

Warner Bros. Reportedly Considering Replacing Ezra Miller As The Flash
According to sources close to WGTC – the same ones who said a Green Lantern show is coming to HBO Max and Ahsoka Tano will appear in The Mandalorian season 2 – WB is currently considering replacing Ezra Miller as the Flash. Of course, this all comes about due to a recent video posted on Twitter showing the Justice League star choking a female fan outside a bar before her friend behind the camera stops the recording to interfere.

As you can see below, the clip shows Miller being approached by the fan with her hands raised ready to rumble. She’s obviously kidding, and so seems Miller when he cries “Oh, you wanna fight?” before directly going for her throat, chocking her and throwing her onto the ground. Quite frankly, it’s pretty shocking to watch.
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Cannes Film Festival Won’t Go Virtual If All Else Fails

Cannes Film Festival Won’t Go Virtual If All Else Fails
In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the Cannes Film Festival won’t take the virtual route if it can’t be hosted as a physical event, festival director Thierry Fremaux has confirmed.

“(For) Cannes, its soul, its history, its efficiency, it’s a model that wouldn’t work. What is a digital festival? A digital competition? We should start by asking rights holders if they agree,” Fremaux tells Variety.

“Films by Wes Anderson or Paul Verhoeven on a computer? Discovering ‘Top Gun 2’ or (Pixar’s) ‘Soul’ elsewhere than in (a) theater? These films have been postponed to be shown on a big screen; why would we want to show them before, on a digital device?” said Fremaux, teasing some titles that have been in the mix for the upcoming edition.

There has been a giant question mark around the 2020 edition of the Cannes Film Festival since early March,
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Director Jake Kasdan Talks the Status of ‘Jumanji 4’ & Tricky Franchise Time Travel

Director Jake Kasdan Talks the Status of ‘Jumanji 4’ & Tricky Franchise Time Travel
I was always a very big fan of the 1995 Jumanji movie, but I’m still shocked that I can’t get enough of talking about the new installments. The more I think about it, the clearer it’s becoming that this has a lot to do with writer-director Jake Kasdan’s approach to the movies - embrace the original but don’t pander to fans and also make sure each installment can stand on its own to feet. So now he’s delivered Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: The Next Level, both of which feel firmly rooted …
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Kevin Feige says Black Widow will reveal what Natasha did in between major MCU movies

Kevin Feige says Black Widow will reveal what Natasha did in between major MCU movies
Black Widow is quite an interesting film for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only is this the kick-off of Phase Four of the MCU, but its the first Marvel movie to return from massive delays that hit every studio due to the global health crisis. In a perfect world, the film starring Marvel’s long-running femme […]

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‘Better Call Saul’: Vince Gilligan on Filming the Toughest Scene of His Career and This Week’s ‘Breaking Bad’ Nods

‘Better Call Saul’: Vince Gilligan on Filming the Toughest Scene of His Career and This Week’s ‘Breaking Bad’ Nods
Deep in production on “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story,” Vince Gilligan kept hearing about an episode of the upcoming Season 5 of “Better Call Saul.”

“We’re all in the same suite of offices and every time I would pass them in the hallway, this thing would get bigger and bigger in the telling,” Gilligan told IndieWire. “Gordon Smith and Peter Gould really tortured me because they were telling me for weeks and months in advance of reading the scripts how big it was gonna be. I’d say, ‘When am I gonna read this script you guys are cooking up for me?’ And they’d say, ‘Oh, it’s gonna be a wild one, man. It’s big!'”

More from IndieWire'Better Call Saul' Review: 'Bagman' Is About as Good as This Show Has Ever Been'The Walking Dead' Review: 'The Tower' Shuffles Toward the
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Pamela Abdy named president of MGM motion picture group

Pamela Abdy named president of MGM motion picture group
Former New Regency production head reports to MGM film group chairman Mike De Luca.

Producer and former New Regency production head Pamela Abdy is joining MGM as president of the motion picture group and will oversee development, production and post-production on all MGM and Orion films.

Abdy, who reports to MGM film group chairman Mike De Luca, most recently served as a partner and head of film at Makeready. She managed the creative team and all feature development, production and post-production, overseeing a slate that included Queen & Slim from Melina Matsoukas, and Sam Taylor-Johnson’s A Million Little Pieces.
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The 5 Best Movies To Buy Or Stream This Week: ‘Little Women,’ ‘Raging Bull’ & More

The 5 Best Movies To Buy Or Stream This Week: ‘Little Women,’ ‘Raging Bull’ & More
Every Tuesday, discriminating viewers are confronted with a flurry of choices: new releases on disc and on-demand, vintage and original movies on any number of streaming platforms, catalog titles making a splash on Blu-ray or 4K. This weekly column sifts through all of those choices to pluck out the movies most worth your time, no matter how you’re watching.

This week, we’ve got two of 2019’s best films, one of 2018’s most acclaimed movies, an HD upgrade for a classic of French cinema, and a new way to watch one of the finest American movies of all time.

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‘Night of the Hunter’ Remake from Amy Pascal in the Works at Universal

‘Night of the Hunter’ Remake from Amy Pascal in the Works at Universal
Universal Pictures is mounting a remake of the 1955 classic The Night of the Hunter and has hired Operation Finale scribe Matt Orton to write the script, according to Variety. Orton will adapt the 1953 novel by Davis Grubb, and the story will updated for modern audiences. Amy Pascal will produce via her Pascal Pictures along with Peter Gethers, while Universal's Jay Polidoro will oversee the project on behalf of the studio. Directed by Charles Laughton, The Night of the Hunter starred Robert Mitchum as Reverend Harry Powell, a misogynistic serial killer whose former cellmate made off with $10,…
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Universal bumps M Night Shyamalan thriller as ‘Nobody’ moves to 2021

Universal bumps M Night Shyamalan thriller as ‘Nobody’ moves to 2021
Hardcore Henry director Ilya Naishuller directs Nobody.

In the latest release schedule shuffle amid the coronavirus pandemic, Universal Pictures has pushed the Bob Odenkirk thriller Nobody into February 2021 and removed Untitled M Night Shyamalan Thriller from the calendar.

Nobody had been scheduled for from August 14, 2020, and moves to February 26, 2021.

is the upcoming thriller from Hardcore Henry director Ilya Naishuller and stars Better Caul Saul lead Odenkirk as an overlooked and oppressed family man who undergoes a life-changing event.

Appalled by his own lack of action during a home invasion, he finally pushes back at life, discovering hidden and lethal skills
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The Ultimate ‘Battlestar Galactica’ & ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ Marathons Are Coming to Syfy

The Ultimate ‘Battlestar Galactica’ & ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ Marathons Are Coming to Syfy
Great news! Syfy is dedicating the month of April to airing every episode of popular sci-fi/fantasy TV shows Battlestar Galactica and Xena: Warrior Princess. Not only will each show be marathoned in its entirety, but there will be special appearances from respective series stars Tricia Helfer and Lucy Lawless as well as other fun events. While both Battlestar Galactica and Xena are currently available to stream via the Syfy site as well as the NBCU OneApp, Syfy give both shows the major marathons they deserve. So, as noted in a press release, this big event kicks off with …
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‘Night of the Hunter’ Remake in the Works at Universal With Contemporary Spin

‘Night of the Hunter’ Remake in the Works at Universal With Contemporary Spin
Charles Laughton’s iconic 1955 serial killer thriller “Night of the Hunter” is getting a remake from Universal Pictures. The news was first reported by Variety. The studio has tapped “Operation Finale” screenwriter Matt Orton to pen the script, which is believed to be a contemporary reimagining of the storyline and not a period piece. Amy Pascal is producing the project through her production banner Pascal Pictures. Additional producers include Peter Gethers and Jay Polidoro, the latter of whom is Universal’s senior vice president of production. Pascal recently had a major hit with Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women,” which grossed over $200 million worldwide and picked up Oscar nominations for Best Picture and more. Universal is coming off box office success for genre title “The Invisible Man.”

The first iteration of “Night of the Hunter” was Davis Grubb’s 1953 novel of the same name. Film critic turned screenwriter James Agee adapted
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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Visual Effects Supervisor Roger Guyett on Marrying the Practical and the Digital [Interview]

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Visual Effects Supervisor Roger Guyett on Marrying the Practical and the Digital [Interview]
There’s one particularly telling and effective moment in The Skywalker Legacy, the feature-lenght documentary that’s included on the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker home release that sums up much of the ambivalence and consternation that some had with J.J. Abrams’ return to the Star Wars universe. After showing the intricate construction of a giant, practical […]

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Bob Odenkirk Thriller ‘Nobody’ Postponed Until 2021

Bob Odenkirk Thriller ‘Nobody’ Postponed Until 2021
Universal Pictures has postponed “Nobody,” an action thriller starring Bob Odenkirk, from Aug. 14, 2020, to Feb. 26, 2021. It’s the latest summer movie to vacate its release date as theaters remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Every major studio has postponed at least part of its summer movie slate— a group that includes Disney’s “Jungle Cruise,” Sony’s “Morbius” and “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman 1984” and “In the Heights,” Paramount’s “Top Gun: Maverick” and Universal’s “F9.” The moves are a strong signal that studios do not expect theaters to begin normal operations for several more months due to the pandemic.

Universal also announced Tuesday that an untitled M. Night Shyamalan film had been pulled off the calendar from its original date of Feb. 26, 2021.

Odenkirk, best known for “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” stars in “Nobody” as Hutch Mansell, an underestimated and overlooked dad and husband,
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Virtual Edition of WonderCon 2020 Debuts Exclusive Art From Marq Spusta, Tom Whalen, and More

Like many conventions right now, WonderCon 2020 has been postponed out of abundance of caution for the growing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. But while the annual comic book and film convention won’t be holding its regular festivities in Anaheim, the show goes on for the art galleries participating in the con. Spoke Art announced that it will […]

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Exclusive ‘Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time’ Trailer Celebrates Midnight Madness Icons

What makes a great cult movie? The subject has been debated by film fans for ages. What even qualifies as a cult classic, especially when so many of them go on to become bonafide classics with time? Well, the folks at Quiver Distribution have a trio of documentaries coming out that promise to dive deep into the world of great cult films, with commentary and anecdotes from the great filmmakers and performers who made them, and we've got an exclusive trailer debut for the first installment Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time Volume 1 - Midnight Madness. …
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Film Industry Veteran Pamela Abdy Named MGM Motion Picture Group President

Film Industry Veteran Pamela Abdy Named MGM Motion Picture Group President
Film industry veteran executive and producer Pamela Abdy has been named president of MGM Motion Picture Group, three months after Jonathan Glickman departed the post.

MGM Film Group chairman Michael De Luca made the announcement Tuesday. Abdy will oversee development, production and post-production for all MGM and Orion films, reporting to De Luca.

De Luca, the Oscar-nominated producer of “The Social Network” and a former executive at Sony and New Line, joined MGM in early January in the newly created role.

“I have long admired Pam for her exceptional abilities as both a studio executive and producer – both critical jobs in our industry and ones that she has handled with the utmost skill, taste and talent,” he said. “She is among the very best and we are all beyond thrilled that she will be joining the MGM team as we steer the studio into the future.”

Abdy said, “I am
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‘Night of the Hunter’ Remake in the Works at Universal (Exclusive)

‘Night of the Hunter’ Remake in the Works at Universal (Exclusive)
Universal Pictures is remaking “The Night of the Hunter,” a 1955 film adaptation based on the novel by Davis Grubb.

Matt Orton (“Operation Finale”) is penning the script. Though little is known about the new project, it is expected to be a contemporary version of the original thriller, rather than a period piece.

The Night of the Hunter” follows a religious fanatic, con man and murderer who marries a widow, knowing that her deceased husband had hid $10,000 from authorities following a bank robbery. The widow’s young children are reluctant to tell him where their real dad hid the money as the man plots more sinister ways to find where to find the cash. The 1955 version, starring Robert Mitchum, was considered controversial at the time, given dark themes including Mitchum’s character preying on young children.

Peter Gethers will produce alongside Amy Pascal, who will produce through her Universal-based Pascal Pictures.
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Bob Iger Says “A Few More” Disney Theatrical Films Could Be Sent Straight To Streaming

Bob Iger Says “A Few More” Disney Theatrical Films Could Be Sent Straight To Streaming
Last week, Disney unveiled it’s completely redone 2020/2021 film release schedule, as the Covid-19 pandemic has forced Hollywood’s biggest studio to shuffle things around. And while most people were, rightfully, concerned to see what happened with “Black Widow,” Indiana Jones 5,” and “The French Dispatch,” among others, perhaps the biggest news story is the fate of “Artemis Fowl” and what it means for the future of Disney and the theatrical experience.

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‘Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge’ Blu-ray Release Date Revealed

‘Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge’ Blu-ray Release Date Revealed
One of the most popular videogame franchises in history comes to animated life in Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, an all-new, feature-length film produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NeatherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting April 12, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 28, 2020. Based on the worldwide hit game created by Ed Boon & John Tobias, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge spotlights the once-in-a-generation tournament between the …
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Natpe moves back key events in Budapest, Los Angeles

Natpe moves back key events in Budapest, Los Angeles
Rescheduling amid pandemic follows cancellation of La Screenings Independents, La Screenings.

Us trade group the National Association of Television Program Executives (Natpe) is rescheduling its Natpe Budapest International market to late August and its Natpe Streaming Plus conference event to mid-September as the spread of Covid-19 continues to disrupt the industry calendar.

The Budapest event, which had been set for June 30-July 3, has been moved to August 25-27 at the InterContinental Hotel in the Hungarian capital. Last year the event drew attendees from more than 70 countries, including around 470 buyers and 160 promotional and production companies.

The Streaming Plus event, originally scheduled
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